Most noses have a nasal septum that centrally bisects the two nostrils, allowing for optimal airflow and nasal breathing. When the septum is not straight, it obstructs one or both nostrils, which affects nasal airflow. A septoplasty straightens the nasal cartilage and corrects the crooked septum.
This procedure benefits patients that suffer from a nasal obstruction that negatively affects airflow, nasal breathing, and causes a longterm “stuffy nose”. This procedure is often recommended for patients suffering from sleep apnea and chronic nasal congestion.
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Hootan Zandifar, MD, FACS, Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Repairing a collapsed nasal valve does not necessarily require surgery. Non-surgical treatments can include both steroid and non-steroid allergy medications and other non-invasive treatments. Non-surgical methods are designed to increase the airway, so breathing is easier.
- Latera Implant
- Vivair Treatment
Patients suffering from a severe obstruction of the nasal passage, difficulty with nasal breathing, chronic nose bleeds, and several other symptoms are often excellent candidates for surgical repair of their nasal valve. There are several options for treatment, including latera implant and vivair procedures.
Septal Perforation Repair
A septal perforation repair procedure is necessary when there is a hole that extends through the nasal septum. This procedure repairs the perforation and therefore eliminates the symptoms, which can include chronic nose bleeding, unavoidable “whistling” while breathing through the nose, and difficulty breathing.
When a patient is suffering from sinus blockage, a balloon sinuplasty is often an effective treatment. This procedure is minimally invasive, convenient, and safe. It’s highly effective at opening blocked sinus passages and eliminating chronic sinus infections.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- Image Guidance
Chronic sinusitis can be effectively treated with endoscopic sinus surgery that treats and restores normal sinus function. The procedure results in a widened sinus passage that can eliminate trapped mucus, eliminate reoccurring sinus infections, and restore the sense of smell.
- Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) – No Shot Method
Allergies can affect the ability to breathe efficiently through the nose. Sublingual immunotherapy is a no-shot method for treating allergies without the need for a painful injection. This procedure is innovative and can be a highly effective allergy treatment for many patients.
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